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but this 11 year old. who's a standing concert goes with virtual city. and viewing this city berlin as well as germany and europe through the lens of photographer annette. but 1st we're off to the glitz and glamour of a coat in the south of france yes it's the film festival 19 new films vying for the door and of course hollywood is there in force but it's not all about the red carpet all the competition can is a great place to premiere your movie and one of the big debuts there is a biopic about the life of elton john called rocket man for all let's go straight over and join oh man scott rocks. hi scotts now rocket man isn't in the competition but it is it's the biggest film premiering this year isn't it.
yeah definitely got caught how can you out glam elton john you know that i have let's it is middle name it's it's amazing it's also a perfect for can because it's a huge big a hollywood blockbuster with just a little bit of of edge just a little bit of darkness to it give it a bit of credibility here i have to say the cannes film festival got off to a little bit of a slow start but if you'll excuse the pun i think with rocket man the castle is about to really take off. and now the guard who's playing out and entered. he sings all the songs in the film which is astounding to hear is that how he got the role really. yeah i mean elton john was deeply involved in the making of this movie and he made it a deal breaker that they had to find an actor who could not only deliver as an
actor but really deliver as a singer and after hearing edgerton saying john played the page in the really the ultimate compliment he said this guy nobody except myself obviously sings my songs as well as parent edgerton wow any right ok stay with the scots let's have a look at his performance in the film and my producer. house and. he's an actual incredible range. and said do you have ever heard anyone say that was so much better than turner. songs and defining moments in people's lives and so it was that should do come from a place. taverns actually singing in the film. and he's so convincing than his voice is incredible. and lives on. through those
anywhere in the world you could play that it's time for his role. to see. this play in the greatest joys of my personal life making this very. significant last. century. wow scott i guess the costume designer must have had. yeah julian david is on the cautious this film he said it was a dream come true i mean he had such incredible source material to draw i mean all the phenomenal cautions that elton john has worn over the decades in his pop career and he used those costumes the real cautions to inspire the look of this film designed his own you know phenomenal number i mean 50 songs lass's 50 pairs of shoes on one endless array of phenomenal their outfits but it's not just
window dressing here because costumes are sort of a key to the character because john himself has said that he only really transformed from reginald white the real reginald white into this icon elton john after putting on the costume and becoming that persona before he went on stage now this comes after the huge success of the he mean rhapsody the queen movie about queen front and freddie mercury remy malik won the oscar. you know it's a huge success all over the world do you expect but it was quite controversial was controversy about it do you expect a similar things happen with this film. well be interesting to see because there's a direct connection between bohemian rhapsody in this film because dexter fletcher who directed rocket man he was the director brought on to finish the unwraps the after the original director on that film was fired and bohemian rhapsody it was
very very successful as you say but it was controversial because a lot of people accused. the filmmakers and the producers of sort of white washing . freddie mercury's real life particularly his life as a gay man his sexuality of sort of avoiding the subject or dealing with it a very very poor and tasteless way dexter flexor for rocket man i said yes promise this will be a warts and all but trail of elton john but he also said he was mixing fantasy and reality in this movie so it will be interesting it seems the promise that we're going to see we're going to have a crisis we're going to have the sex but you also have some of the magic that went into making c. icon elton just got thank you very much the joy of the cabinets much nicer weather the dear brother thanks very much. now perhaps it's my age but violin the same to get a younger and younger just a couple of days ago another that nero violinist from still vacuous stunned
audiences with his virtual city a concert in berlin tayo gap club before mendelssohn's violin concerto with some professional violinists don't approach until they're well established the fearlessness of youth here use. highly talented d.p. concentrated t.-o. katla is the soloist and disc on a concert at the 1000000000 cathedral and he's only enough to hold. us who had a fantastic. i really liked it and it was like. i think i played a good. and i i am glad with me. as interpretations ranged from delicate and subtle to grippy really dynamic the violin
concerto by felix mendelssohn is a challenging task even for more experienced soloists. plays with fantastic virtuosity or fantastic technique or even his phrasing and musicality are what you would expect from a 35 year old not an 11 year old yet it is really a child prodigy. tayo get let is often called a child prodigy but he doesn't seem to care what label people give him during the final rehearsal just hours before the concert he's only interested in the acoustics of the berlin cathedral. the rest of. the rock or caustic perfect i played in many churches and this is good perfect because it is not too messy and it's not so clear so it's in the middle. 6 6
get low plays on an instrument appropriate for someone his age and 3 quarter sized violin made an 853 by john by teased him. he spends 4 hours a day practicing and he started playing at the age of 3 and a half. he's already taken part in numerous master classes working with top teachers to develop his talent. but his parents make sure that t.o. is able to remain a child despite the high expectations placed on him after the final rehearsal tio heads off to enjoy some free time. and burn off excess energy before the concert he says no matter what's happening in his live music always prince enjoy.
now european union elections are upon us soon and so we've been looking at various countries in the e.u. through the eyes of the artists who live there today the biggest e.u. member that's ours here in germany and with this city berlin the capital a look at life here through the eyes of photographer i met a how should. i met or how she did as a chronicler of our time the photographer 1st came to the german capital 30 years ago just before the fall of the berlin wall. she takes us on a photo safari across the city on a bus route that cuts through all sections of society. the same way. the bus line goes straight through the from poorer my current areas to the better known trendy neighborhoods right through to the wealthier areas with the villas it's one of. the sept i get the feeling that a lot of people do want to talk about themselves to tell their stories and
sometimes someone with a camera can give them that opportunity to speak with. her timeless classic photos capture people from all walks of life. the photographer gives her subjects time she talks with them and she listens. that's the can you give me a bit. it's enough of us an hour or. 2 sisters after a night out on the town. to have their content. these are photos tell stories of sorrow and of hope. 15 years ago house or documents of the. as of a new generation with her series youth in the europe. it was a time when more and more countries wanted to join in and take part in the promise of the european union. is that at that time there was an
atmosphere of optimism when it came to the e.u. . there was relatively little criticism for young people there was suddenly the opportunity to settle anywhere to study basically wherever you wanted. that the mood has changed considerably now how should work looks to the borders of the e.u. to asylum seekers crossing the mediterranean those at the gates of europe. i try not to focus too much on the refugees but on those helping the organizes who for me really stand for european values. perspective the e.u. is not just a promise it's also a responsibility. and will have for more rights from around the e.u. as europe heads towards elections you can catch them here on arts and culture all
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